Atticus Good Father

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To Kill A Mockingbird In the book, To Kill A Mockingbird ,written by Harper Lee, although Atticus lets Jem and Scout do whatever they want, he is an ideal father figure because he educates his children, protects them from being harmed, and sets a good role model for Jem and Scout. Atticus is a good father because he educates his children. He truthfully answers any question Scout or Jem asks him while treating them like adults. In the book, To Kill A Mockingbird, written by Harper Lee, Scout asks Atticus about the word “rape”. Atticus replied professionally to Scout, telling her that rape was carnal knowledge of a female by force and without consent (Lee 103). Atticus will educate his children as much as possible, no matter what kind of knowledge…show more content…
In an incident where Tim Robinson was going crazy because he had rabies, Atticus did the job nobody wanted to do, and shot the community dog. In the book, To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee writes, “ Atticus’s hand yanked a ball-tipped lever as he brought the gun to his shoulder. The Rifle cracked. Tim Johnson leaped, flopped over and crumpled on the sidewalk in a brown-and-white heap (Lee 96).” The One Shot Finch realized that Tim was a threat to the community of Maycomb and knew he had to do something about it to prevent anyone from getting a disease. Heck Tate gave Atticus the rifle and he shot at Tim Robinson. Without Atticus’ courage, the kids and the citizens of Maycomb could’ve been bitten by the dog and get a disease. Some people may argue that Tom Robinson didn’t deserve to die and he was innocent. On the other hand, spreading rabies would be a deadly plague and had the possibility to eradicate the population of Maycomb. Although Tom is innocent, he carries rabies and therefore, needs to be killed in order to keep everyone safe. All of Atticus’s actions have a strong significance and meaning, which shows that Atticus is a great father and a great role model for Jem and Scout. Atticus shows to be the ideal father because he is a role model and sets a good
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